Wednesday, October 27th, 2021

Pokemon Legends: Arceus Map, unlikely to be a completely open world

Pokemon fans are beginning to think that Pokemon Legends: Arceus is not a completely open world game.

on twitter, Serebii’s Joe Merrick posted two photos of Pokemon Legend. Map of Arceus. Like titles like Monster Hunter and Xenoblade Chronicles 2, maps are divided into separate areas rather than combined into one large map.

On the map posted above, you can see areas such as Aspiration Hill, Deer Track Pass, and Heartwood. These areas seem to contain smaller maps, similar to the wild areas found in Pokemon Swords and Shields.

In addition, officially Pokemon Legend website, The gameplay description states that once you complete the task and rank up, you will be able to access it. "New area." This suggests that the entire map is initially unavailable to players when compared to games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

As Merrick pointed out, this system can be similar to a monster hunter game where players start with access to one area and unlock more as they progress through the main missions.

Even if it’s not a completely open world, Pokemon Legends rock the franchise in many ways. Spin-offs were set hundreds of years before the mainline Pokemon game and look like real-time combat. Most recently, I saw for the first time a new class of monsters in the game, the Noble Pokemon. We’ve also seen Pokemon Legends: Arceus’ new combat system.

For fans of traditional Pokemon games, Pokemon Brilliant Diamonds and Shining Pearls will be available on Nintendo Switch next month.

Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant..